January 13, 2010

Grove City goes OT for win

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's basketball team evened its overall record at 7-7 Wednesday night by pulling out a 60-51 overtime victory over visiting Geneva in a clash of Presidents' Athletic Conference members at the Grove City College Arena.

Grove City never trailed in the game but needed a 9-2 run in overtime to secure the win. The Wolverines led 43-33 with six minutes remaining in regulation but Geneva (5-9) scored the final 10 points of the period.

In overtime, sophomore guard Megan Gebrosky (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley) broke the 43-43 tie with a three-point goal at the 3:58 mark. Later in overtime, Grove City later extended the lead to 52-47 on a layup by junior forward Christine Slater (Aliquippa, Pa./Center).

Down the stretch, Slater hit a pair of free throws while senior forward Laura Miller (Hudson, Ohio/Hudson) went 5-for-6 at the line to sew up the win. Slater led Grove City with 17 points and 13 rebounds while Gebrosky added 16 points. Gebrosky had three of her five steals in overtime. Miller added 13 points.

Freshman guard Leah Gibson (North Canton, Ohio/Hoover) gave Grove City its biggest lead of the first half, 16-8, with a three-pointer at the 7:34 mark. Geneva closed the first half on a 9-2 run, though, to forge a 22-22 tie by halftime.

Grove City shot 35 percent (18 of 52) from the field, including a 4-for-9 effort on three-point goals. Geneva made 19 of 61 (31 percent) attempts from the field. Each team had 21 turnovers. Grove City owned a 43-42 rebounding advantage.

Slater recorded four assists while Miller had three assists.

Renee Rawding led Geneva with 12 points while Alyse Scarsella added 10 points.

Grove City is now 1-3 in overtime games this year. The four overtime games are the most in one season for Grove City. The Wolverines have won four straight against Geneva. The all-time series is now 22-22. The game does not count in the PAC standings due to Geneva's provisional membership status in NCAA Division III.

Grove City will visit Saint Vincent Saturday at 6 p.m.

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